For the people who want to look the future in the eyes

Join a school of education ranked in the top 150 worldwide

Apply early to ensure that you secure a place. We recommend that you apply before the 1st of December.

Why study at a leading School of Education?

Research that makes a difference, quality programmes and inspiring leadership are what makes us distinctive.

Our flexible on-campus and online programmes are grounded in current theories in education and offer opportunities for real-life practical experiences. Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education offers a supportive and friendly environment and produces high quality, sought-after graduates who establish successful careers in New Zealand and overseas.

ranked in the top 200 for education worldwide

flexible study options - Hamilton, Tauranga, Online (blended/distance)

minimum number of days in the classroom for Initial Teacher Education (ITE)

Flexible study options

With a long history of successful online provision, we are proud to now deliver all initial teacher education programmes online* so that you can study in a way that suits you and your location!  Gain plenty of professional experience in centres and schools with all of our delivery options.

*Please note that our online study options also require some face to face components during on campus block weeks, twice a year.

Become a teacher

New to University?

Make the most of our flexible study options and enrol in a Bachelor of Teaching. Transform learning and foster imagination by specialising in Primary Teaching at Waikato.

All of our initial teacher education programmes are now available to study online (via distanced study) and at our Hamilton and Tauranga campuses. Distance study involves a combination of online papers and some face to face classes in on-campus block weeks, twice a year.

If you are interested in studying Secondary Teaching, first take a bachelor's degree and take papers in the subjects you wish to teach, and then apply for one of our one-year teaching qualifications.

*Please note we aren't accepting new enrolments into Early Childhood Education for the Bachelor of Teaching for 2023

Bachelor of Teaching
Career Change

Already have a degree? Changing careers?

Kickstart your career in as little as one year, and gain practical in-class experience throughout your qualification in Early Childhood Education, Primary, or Secondary Teaching. Ignite a passion for learning and get ready to inspire the next generation to lead change. Find the right qualification and the right study option for you.

Graduate Diploma in Teaching
Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching
Master of Teaching and Learning

Advance your career

Improve your skills and develop your leadership capabilities in Education with a Masters degree from Waikato.

Advance you career

Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies
Become a practitioner that challenges social norms

Master of Education
Develop expertise in a specialist area

Master of Educational Leadership
Make a difference to the quality of education

Master of Educational Management
Gain leadership and business skills

Social Sciences

Understand learning and development

Study Digital LearningEducation and Society or Human Development with a Bachelor of Social Sciences at Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education. Work with and for people in a flexible way that works for you; many of our papers we offer in these subjects are available online.

Bachelor of Social Sciences


Interested in counselling?

The counsellor education programmes at the University of Waikato are known nationally and internationally for their distinctive orientation, in teaching narrative approaches to counselling and therapy. Graduates of the programmes have taken up leadership positions as practitioners, practice leaders, researchers and counsellor educators.

Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Supervision (with a specialisation in Counselling Supervision)

Master of Counselling

Master of Education (Counselling Studies)